Meet the Winner of Your Best Show-Stopping Holiday Main

December  9, 2015

A big congratulations to drbabs, whose Mom's Garlic Rubbed Filet of Beef with Mushroom Sauce was voted Your Best Show-Stopping Holiday Main! She says that the dish has always been her mother's go-to special occasion dish. (Her mother pronounces it FEE-lay, and "usually serves it for Chanukah with potato latkes.")

Photo by Bobbi Lin
Photo by Bobbi Lin

Drbabs is a longtime Food52-er—since 2009!—and has introduced us to an impressive number of award-winning recipes: Her repertoire includes a whopping 52 community picks, 2 Wildcard Winners, 5 finalists, and 1 contest winner (well, with this beef filet, 2 contest winners). She also has 5 recipes in our Baking book!

This most recent contest win has inspired us to cook more of drbabs' recipes! Here are a few of her greatest hits to get us (and you) started:


JanetFL December 10, 2015
Congratulations, Barbara! Your mother must be thrilled!
sue S. December 9, 2015
That is amazing!! Mom must be so proud!!! Keep those yummy recipes coming!!!<br />
boulangere December 9, 2015
Oh how lovely; congratulations!
Bevi December 9, 2015
Mazel Tov eh Chag Sameach!!
ChefJune December 9, 2015
Mazel Tov, Barbara! I know your mom will also be thrilled. :D
drbabs December 9, 2015
WOW! Thanks, everyone! This is really unexpected and so much fun!
cookinginvictoria December 9, 2015
Yay -- so happy for you and your mom! Congratulations, drbabs!
sexyLAMBCHOPx December 9, 2015
EmilyC December 9, 2015
Hooray -- congratulations drbabs!
lakelurelady December 9, 2015
Congratulations! So happy for you and your Mom.
hardlikearmour December 9, 2015
Congratulations! :-)